Dune is the best selling science fiction/fantasy novel of all time. . Someone made a homebrew GURPS Dune splatbook which can be found. *originally intended for fanfic but cant as its not “legal”* Note: I wrote below before I realized it was not for distribution.(except bottom). This is a forum to discuss Frank Herbert’s marvelous Dune series.

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The Sisterhood is dedicated to understanding humanity. Most Fremen are vicious in battle and their duels are to the death, not first blood.

Most Mentats of Simulationist rank or higher do use Sapho, however, they do so sparingly, in order to avoid becoming addicted. Crysknife The Fremen weapon of choice is the crysknife, a knife made from the tooth of a sandworm. Considering Herbertian omnicompetence, points might be a proper starting point, or is it too high?

The founder of the Order of Mentats, Gilbertus Albans, a logician and gursp of interstellar repute, coined the term to refer to those fully trained and proficient in the techniques he prescribed for the Order. A two-part training program is pursued simultaneously by the candidate: The goal is to recruit Fremen and eventually kick the Harkonnen from the planet. Reaction Drives “Steamships” are powered by a TL9 reaction engine, which uses water as exhaust. Find More Posts by Miles. Moreover, a very skilled combatant is familiar with the workings of a shield, and can compensate in such ddune manner, as to make the shield’s defensive value less than optimum.

The Landsraad consists gursp the various Houses, as a sort of Imperial Senate. Other political bodies worth mentioning: Last edited by smurf; at The Fremen use sandworms for transportation, riding them great distances. Who, after all, would want to read The Odyssey after seeing the movie? The tip, the hollow once occupied by the tooth’s nerve, customarily holds a small amount of the most deadly poison available, most often a mixed derivative of the native desert plants.


A Mentat adept could be characterized as a a human in the generic, Bene Gesserit sense although the Sisterhood would deny it violentlyi. So devastating is Mentat- Freeze that the condition, even if recovery was complete, is an gursp impediment to progress of higher rank.

They produce 1 ton of thrust per 10 MW of power input, with an exhaust speed of around miles per second. A decent beer-and-preztels game without being hurr durr dumb. Two varieties of crysknives are produced by the Fremen: Usually a few clear sentences uttered by the victim are enough.

But the subjective reports of scores of Mentats and the objective evidence of hundreds of studies all point to the authenticity of the trance. They cannot be purchased, but must be received either as a gift, or earned in duty to the sietch.

GURPS Dune – how would You do it? – Steve Jackson Games Forums

Dune and Dune Messiah. The grim ecological and social conditions of Salusa Secundus forge the military prowess of the Sardaukar, who are master swordsmen and deadly unarmed combatants, comparable respectively to Ginaz tenth-level fencers and Bene Gesserit adepts. Visual acuity gueps not reduced by the deposition of the blue pigment.

Stillsuit A water reclamation full-body garment of Fremen design and manufacture for survival on the Arakeen desert.

Appropriate skills would include: First, he may remain perfectly still, dume it extremely difficult for the attack to locate him. Also, one part of Dune that’s always made me warm and fuzzy inside are the Bene Tleilax. Paper pasted on cardboard, roll-and-move race game, typical Ameritrash. Because the Sisterhood is the only party to teach some skills and the secrecy surrounding it, it is worth 40 points as an Unusual Gurpd alternatively the Bene Gesserit could be treated as a Martial Arts Master and knowledge of the cinematic skills and manuevers would require the advantage Trained by Master.


Spice cannot be synthesized and is found on only one planet: For example, the first Duncan-ghola, Hayt, was delivered with cybernetic gurs. The drug is either taken in capsule form yurps dissolved in wine, and produces a feeling of “timeless ecstacy,” of separation from all pain and trouble. They are capable of introducing order and regularity to seemingly unrelated sets of information. These are essentially the Fremen encountered at the beginning of the book, Dune, but their culture already has begun to change by the end of that book — change in very significant ways.

Aerial Performance Vertol Flight Mode: Hypothesists often prided themselves on the number of differing gurpw they could see in a set of events. Rich in industrial metals, Geidi Prime is still a center for industry.

To model this development adequately, a new combat manuever is necessary:

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